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Wyoming 2017 wildfire season saw many relatively small fires

 

January 9, 2018



CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming recorded an above-average number of wildfires in 2017 but the state escaped the large conflagrations that plagued other western states, according to state officials.

“Compared to everybody around us, we had a fairly moderate season as far as large fires,” state forester Bill Crapser said. “We didn’t get that many large fires.”

Wyoming recorded about 760 wildfires on federal, state, county and private lands last year, he said. Those fires burned at least 331 square miles (857 square kilometers) of forest and prairie across the state.

In 2016, there were ab...



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